Horse owners should watch for eastern tent caterpillar

May 2013
High Plains Journal;5/27/2013, Vol. 131 Issue 21, p16B
The article focuses on eastern tent caterpillar and mentions that horses should be prevented from them because caterpillar's setae can penetrate into the intestinal walls of the mare and introduce bacteria to its vital organs.


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